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Vatican Dedicates May to Global Rosary ‘marathon’ for End of COVID-19

Apr 21, 2021

The Vatican has announced a rosary initiative dedicating the month of May to prayer for an end to the coronavirus pandemic.

Bishop Emeritus Paride Taban, Torit diocese, South Sudan taking part in the South Sudan Peace and Reconciliation Marathon in Juba on November 9, 2019 / Egily Hakim

South Sudan’s Peace Marathon Attracts 1,000 Participants, Including 84-Year Retired Bishop

Nov 13, 2019

A day after South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit and the Vice-President designate Dr. Riek Machar agreed to postpone the formation of a unity government by 100 days, a move that has been welcomed by various groups including Christian leaders, the country’s capital hosted a marathon that attracted some 1,000 participants among them, the 84-year Bishop Emeritus of Torit diocese, Paride Taban.

INEOS 1:59 challenge: Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge after becoming the first marathoner ever to run the race in less than two hours in Vienna, Austria on October 12, 2019

Catholic Faith Factor in Marathoner Eliud Kipchoge’s Historic Victory: Testimonies

Oct 12, 2019

As the world marvels at Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge for busting the mythical two-hour barrier and realizing his quest of becoming the first marathoner ever to run the 42-km race in less than two hours, clergy, religious, and laity in his native country are attributing his victory to prayer and faith, describing the unique accomplishment as that of a man of Catholic faith.